NoisesThe noises of a complex life
Bombard the senses constantly;
The heart and mind absorb the strife
As life marches relentlessly.
The noises of a complex mind:
Thoughts scattered like a grinder's spray,
Fade quickly as they fall behind;
Forgotten in the disarray.
The noises of a complex heart:
Attachments screech cacophony,
Weary the will to play its part --
A slave of whim and misery.
The silence of a simple heart,
Detached with true humility,
Is centered on God's will -- apart
From noise -- it beats tranquility.
The silence of a simple mind,
Is ordered as reason has reign;
Its focus, filtered and refined --
Wisdom's intuitions sustain.
The silence of a simple life
Draws harmony from deep inside:
With loving peace, moments are rife
With meaning -- here peace can abide!